Tuesday, June 23, 2020

Mountfield wallpaper updates

Hello all! Wanting to just post a quick update on my Mountfield. Have I banged on before how some of this house I love and some of this house just isn't working for me?? I don't recall, but I really love The Infill's 1930s house (plus all their other stuff!!!). So I bit the bullet and repapered the front bedroom, the living room and entry/hall. At first I glued the paper on top of the existing paper and quickly decided that was too risky, so went with double sided tape. That made life much easier and would highly recommend it. I learnt a few things, and it is by no means perfect but I am OK with that. Nothing furniture won't fix. Now I need to decide on fireplaces, although I have purchased the Phoenix metal fire grate things. So, some photos for you! (FYI it appears I can't reorder my photos on the new blogger, so I apologise for the disorder....)

The hall upstairs:

And overall view of the right side:

The front bedroom: (the colours on the nightshade no longer match...)

The living room (with the cabinet covering up a dodgy wallpaper job):

The entry (and the paper got a bit smushed up as I had to squeeze it in between the stairs and wall and I cut it too small..... sigh):

And entry again:

Which brings me to having to stain and varnish some picture rail to match the other wood. I have the stain still, but no idea what varnish I used. What could possibly go wrong??? 

But on the upside, I am pretty happy now. I LOVE the bedroom and hall, an pretty happy with the living room. And this is the original paper I chose for there. Silly me.

Anyway, take care all. I hope you are well and that those in the northern hemisphere are enjoying some sunshine. We are enjoying a tiny bit of rain although still not nearly enough. Talk soon!!

15 comments:

  1. j 'aime beaucoup le choix des papiers peint . j 'ai un vrai coup de coeur pour le sol avec des carreaux de ciment . c 'est très beau

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    1. Hi Catherine. Thank you! I think the floor paper may even have been purchased in France. It is hard to get a whole house of coordinated wallpapers that you like! Xx

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  2. There is no better feeling than when a stuck project finally tells you what to do! And the results are wonderful! I love the mood you are creating here and am sending good wishes for the ideas and inspiration to keep flowing!

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    1. Thanks Jodi! I am afraid I should have listened long ago! Haha! But I still think the living room pattern looks a little large for the size of the room, but that is OK. With some more furniture it will help make the paper less noticeable. Xx

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  3. So glad you are getting back to this project. I really like the wallpapers you have chosen, and I totally agree on the double-sided tape. I've tried many ways of doing the wallpaper, and that is by far my favorite.

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    1. Hi Deborah. I am glad to hear you concur. On wallpaper and the application! It sure was a lot less messy and putting into a new build, rather than retrospectively, would be pretty simple. Won’t be without that double sided tape now! X

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  4. Wow it looks great! I really love the living room paper.

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    1. Thanks Sheila! I was wondering if the pattern was too big/much in the living room, but I like it anyway. It seems to suit. X

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  5. Hi Shannon! I love the wallpaper too! The bedroom has such a peaceful feeling to it! I understand how these projects can take a long time to "settle" into what we really want... and trusting our first impulses is sometimes hard to do! I can get lost in "what ifs" with my projects! And when something isn't looking like we thought it would.... I go and work on something else..... sometimes for a very long time! LOL! It's wonderful to see an update! Stay safe! And make minis!

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  6. Hi Betsy! Thanks for the vote of confidence! I love the bedroom too, so now I just need to accessorise and maybe alter the colour of a couple of things that go in there. It’s exciting when it finally looks and feels how you wanted to. But yes, agreed - sometimes you just have to walk away and wait for the a-ha moment. And thanks - you stay safe and well too! X

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  7. It's looking good. I'm still using the original blogger. I know what you mean about something not really working, the room I'm working on at the moment has changed twice since I first started! I use basic wallpaper paste for hanging wallpaper.

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    1. It can get expensive changing wallpapers, but it really sets the tone, and if you don’t like it, it’s just not going to work! Sometimes I will print a sample using images from the internet to get a feel for whether I might like it. It helps and is cheaper!

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  8. I can only imagine how tricky and frustrating it was to get your hand into those corners to re-apply the wallpaper and I APPLAUD you for going for it and getting it done! Choosing an appropriate covering causes me the most angst because it sets the tone for everything else in the space but I love each of your selections.
    The segue from the hall into the bedroom is Very Gratifying to see and I Adore the vintage pattern of the living room paper and once the fireplace is installed it will be Smashing!

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    1. Hi Elizabeth. Yes the wall coverings are soo important! Thanks for the vote of confidence regarding the patterns I chose. I now have to work out the fireplaces! I have found some images so need to get to work. Hope ypu are well! X

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